Introducing i18n and l10n

When you develop a piece of software or a website up to a certain point, there comes a time when you try to reach an international audience.

No doubt your first move will be to provide an English version of your software or website.

However, you will soon realize this is not enough. Of course, many people do understand English to some extent; but you have to realize how painful it can be for them. Maybe you don't even realize how easily you can understand English compared to the average. Of course, if you are yourself a native English speaker, you need to try and imagine that every software you use comes in French or German by default! How would you feel about that? :P

Furthermore, you may have spent some time on making your software or website accessible. Users can now change the font size and enhance contrast if they have trouble reading those lines of funky rendered text... That's fine... but what's the use if their problem is not with the formatting but with the language!? :?:

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What is RDF?

by Tim Bray

Apprendre le calendrier par coeur XX(

Avez vous déjà rencontré quelqu'un qui pouvait vous donner le jour de la semaine pour n'importe quelle date, comme s'il avait appris le calendrier par coeur?

Héhé... ne cherchez plus... il y a un algorythme permettant de faire le calcul de tête (ou presque): Doomsday Algorithm.

Parfaitement inutile, donc indispensable.

Super-Efficient Image Rollovers

hint: clipping ;)